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      Greetings, GNSI!

Just like Punxsautawney Phil, we're taking a peek from our winter dens 
to see what's new in GNSI-land...take a few moments and check out the 
latest news and information on YOUR GNSI website. <http://www.gnsi.org>


      GNSI MEMBERS EXHIBIT CALL

*2014 Annual Members Exhibit 
<https://www.conf.gnsi.org/exhibits/call-for-entries/>*
*Venue:* University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
*Submission Dates:* February 1 -- March 1, 2014
*Exhibit Dates:* April 19, 2014 -- September 25, 2014

Show off your best work! Get your exhibit entry ready to enter this 
year's Members' Exhibit in Boulder.


      BLOGS

*STUFF AND THINGS! Open Call for the GNSI Annual Auction 
<http://www.gnsi.org/blog/open-call-gnsi-annual-auction>*
The Annual Auction is an evening event held during the Annual 
Conference. It consists of a large silent auction and a smaller, but 
no-less spirited live auction. Everything from original art to extra art 
supplies to luxury vehicles (hey, why not?) is fair game. Contribute to 
the fun, clean out your studio, and help support the GNSI!

*It is a moth! <http://www.gnsi.org/blog/it-moth>*
The Fall issue of the Journal featured sample art from GNSI members who 
were accepted into the current Focus On Nature exhibit at the New York 
State Museum. Mafalda Paivas illustration of a moth was incorrectly 
identified; here is the correct identification...

*2014 Member Exhibit Call 
<http://www.gnsi.org/blog/2014-member-exhibit-call>*
The 2014 Annual Member's Exhibit CALL FOR ENTRIES runs February 1- March 
1st.


      EVENTS

*GNSI-DC: The Art and Science of Data Visualization with Robert Simmon 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/meeting/gnsi-dc-art-and-science-data-visualization>
Event Date: *February 18, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
*Presentation: *Painting by Number: The Art and Science of Data 
Visualization
*Location:* Smithsonian Natural History Museum
10th St. & Constitution Ave., Washington, D.C.

Please join us for a presentation given by Robert Simmon, a data 
visualizer from NASA, who will show us some very unique information 
graphics and imagery, including that of our home planet.


      CONFERENCES

*Comics and Medicine Conference 2014- Call for Papers 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/conference/comics-and-medicine-conference-2014-call-papers>
Event Date: *June 26 - June 28, 2014

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Art as 
Applied to Medicine in collaboration with Graphic Medicine invites 
papers for the fifth Comics & Medicine conference, a gathering of 
healthcare professionals, artists, academic scholars, comic enthusiasts, 
students, and various stakeholder groups.


      EXHIBITS

*GNSI-DC Chesapeake Science Art Exhibit Call 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/exhibit-call/gnsi-dc-chesapeake-science-art-exhibit-call>*
*Event Date:* April 1 - May 4, 2014
*Location:* Garden Gallery, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD
*Eligibility:* Open to all current members of GNSI-DC chapter (attended 
at least one meeting in 2013-2014)

*Hunt Institute Exhibit - Duets 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/exhibit/hunt-institute-exhibit-duets>*
*Event Date:* March 20, 2014 (All day) - June 30, 2014 (All day)
*Location:* Hunt Institute

As with duets in music, this exhibition creates new, harmonious 
couplings of botanical art with items created between the 16th and 21st 
centuries from the Hunt Institute collections. Join us Thursday, 20 
March 2014, 5--7 pm for an opening reception. At 5:30 pm Curator of Art 
Lugene B. Bruno will give a short introduction to the exhibition in the 
gallery.

*Drawing on Nature: Flora and Fauna 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/exhibit/drawing-nature-flora-and-fauna>*
*Event Date:* January 15, 2014 (All day) - April 1, 2014 (All day)
*Location:* Washington State Convention Center

Presented by The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Northwest + The 
Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists

*GNSI-Finger Lakes Marsh Madness Exhibit 2014 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/exhibit/gnsi-finger-lakes-marsh-madness-exhibit-2014>*
*Event Date:*January 1, 2014 (All day) - May 4, 2014 (All day)
*Location:* Cumming Nature Center
Rochester Museum & Science Center
6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512
(585) 374-6160

Upstate NY and the Adirondacks are host to many types of freshwater 
wetlands. The species of plants and animals supported by our marshes, 
swamps, bogs, and fens, is more than most people might imagine. In this 
exhibit, we celebrate the diversity and richness of the wetlands 
environment with a selection of some of our favorite species and 
wetlands habitats.


      WORKSHOPS

*Identifying Birds of the PNW 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/workshop/identifying-birds-pnw>*
*Event Date:* February 15, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
*Location:* Workshop with GNSI NW at the Slater Museum of Natural 
History and Titlow Beach
*Cost:* GNSI NW Members will pay $15.00 to enroll (Non-GNSI NW Members 
will pay $25 to enroll or $35 to enroll + become a member).
*Presenter:* Dennis Paulson, recently retired from being Director of the 
Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, has been a 
professional biologist and naturalist all of his adult life.

The workshop will present a variety of birds up close and personal, with 
Slater Museum specimens that can be examined and rendered into art. 
After lunch we will go out in the field to Titlow Beach to see what 
birds we can find.

*Postcards From... Workshops Are Expanding!*
Marjorie Leggitt's popular Postcards From... plein-air workshops are 
expanding this season; here are the details...

2-Day Plein-air Watercolor Workshop, March 22, 2014- $360 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/workshop/postcards-series-plein-air-watercolor-workshop>
4-Day BACK TO BASICS: Drawing with Confidence, Sept. 16, 2014 - $414 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/workshop/back-basics-drawing-confidence-april-2014>
4-Day Aspen Resort  Advanced Plein-air  Workshop, Sept. 10, 2014 - 
$1,360 <http://www.gnsi.org/event/workshop/postcards-series-aspen-colorado>
4-Day BACK TO BASICS: Drawing with Confidence, Sept. 16, 2014 - $414 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/workshop/back-basics-drawing-confidence-sept-2014>

*Sonoran Desert Botanical Art Tour 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/workshop/sonoran-desert-botanical-art-tour>*
*Event Date:* April 15, 2014 (All day) - April 20, 2014 (All day)
*Cost:* $99-159/lodging per room per night.

Spend up to six days and five nights experiencing springtime in the 
Southwest with nature illustrator Catherine Alexander. Visit scenic 
areas in the Sonoran Desert, tour botanical gardens and choose from 
among several optional activities.

*Gardens and Villas of the Italian Lakes 
<http://www.gnsi.org/event/field-trip/gardens-and-villas-italian-lakes>*
*Event Date:* June 21, 2014 (All day) - June 30, 2014 (All day)
*Cost:* Cost is $5249.

"Gardens and Villas of the Italian Lakes" is a June tour to Italy 
offered by Gretchen Halpert in conjunction with Collette Tours and the 
Royal Horticultural Society.


      FORUMS

Bartels Science Illustration Internship program 2014 
<http://www.gnsi.org/forum/business/bartels-science-illustration-internship-program-2014>
/(must be a logged in, GNSI member to view this Business Forum entry)/
Reference Photographs 
<http://www.gnsi.org/forum/general-discussion/reference-photographs>


      GROUPS

GNSI Great Lakes 
<http://www.gnsi.org/groups/gnsi-great-lakes/barbara-ann-papamarcos-obituary> - 
Barbara Ann Papamarcos obituary
Greater Washington DC 
<http://www.gnsi.org/groups/greater-washington-dc/middleburg-field-trip-feb-8th> - Middleburg 
field trip - Feb 8th

-- 
Gail Guth
Guth Illustration & Design
139 Lathrop Avenue
Battle Creek, MI  49014-5076
269-963-1311
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www.guthillustration.com <http://www.guthillustration.com/>



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